A couple of weeks ago around 2am I woke up from falling asleep in my family room and my husband had just finished recording music in the studio when we got the news that someone we knew had passed away.
We were devastated.
He had just got finished speaking and said to his wife, "I love you. I'll see you at home." He never got a chance to make it there.
Corey and I knew we had to go to the memorial service.
We all piled in our car and made the long 8hr drive to Ohio. It was a lot of time to think.
I thought about how fleeting life is...I thought about my husband..my children.
What kind of legacy will I leave behind? Will it be something I am proud of?
All I know is this...
I want to be a wonderful wife. I want to be a place of safety and acceptance for my husband. I want to stay true to the vows I took.
I want to be a great mother for my children. A place of assurance and unconditional love. I want to be an encourager of dreams.
I want to be an incredible friend, one who will sharpen you to become better and tell you the truth even if it hurts because I love you.
This drive was bitter sweet. It put this thing called "Life" into perspective. The realization that there is more than this.
Yes, Ohio, I welcome you. I thank you, God, for this dear man and family and for the shift in perspective.
May all of us live a little more purposefully today.